After the Kenya Certificate of National Examinations (KCPE) was released, Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha insisted on saving the boychild.
Girls outperformed boys in 2019 KCPE leading in two years in a row which demands the empowerment of boychild who happens to have had a large number of candidature.
Magoha while announcing the results on Monday, mentioned the need to give more attention to boys because girls did an exemplary job.
” It is evident that girls are competing favourably with the boys for the top academic honours. And, perhaps, I’m saying this without permission but perhaps it’s time we also started thinking of the boy child,” said Magoha.
According to statistics, girls have been given a bigger platform and initiatives like keeping girls in school through empowerment and provision of undergarments have yielded positive results.
Kakamega, Nairobi, Meru, Bungoma, Vihiga, Busia, Kiambu, Siaya, Kitui, Embu, Kisumu, Elgeyo Marakwet, Tharaka Nithi, Kirinyaga, Nyandarua, Trans Nzoia, Mombasa and Bomet are the 18counties that registered the higher number of female candidates.
Girls outdid boys in languages; Kiswahili and English but lost in Science and mathematics subjects.